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  1. Not sure about Jerry, it's my first time at LAC > Great camera work! Thanks! I spent a bunch of time getting the setup just right, and now it's mostly set and forget on each flight. It's already paying off Yetti, would you mind annotating the picture explaining where the terminals are exactly, just for my curiosity? You could paste the image into https://jspaint.app/ for an easy way to do so. Loyd at LAC also explained the gravity of the situation but I did not exactly understand what role this component plays and exactly where the terminals are and how they are
  2. Happy to pay for expertise, will send you a PM.
  3. Hi folks, Thanks for your input all! I took the plane to LAC Avionics at SJC today and they found the problem almost immediately. There were two loose bolts that were touching a bus. You can see one of them in the first picture: The two loose bolts actually fused together. And you can see the black burnt areas, that's probably where the metal comes from that flew out in the form of sparks. Obviously they weren't always arcing, but they were close to a ground connector and probably depending on the acceleration in the airplane they would occasionally t
  4. Hi Don, Are you still making these? I have a 1983 J model and the stock copilot visor is loose. It seems the plastic tabs that are supposed to hold it in place relative to the metal bar are cracked and not providing enough friction to hold the weight. I think I could probably fix that part but would be happier replacing the set with something sturdier/larger. If you're not making them, perhaps you could advise on what kind of material you used for the visor proper? Adi
  5. From the Mooney that spent several months this year AOG with various CO problems (https://mooneyspace.com/topic/34014-carbon-monoxide-reading-on-ground/) comes the second part of the saga.. Today on a flight I saw, out of the corner of my eye, what seemed to be electrical sparks. I wasn't even sure if it was real or if I was imagining it. Luckily, I record all my flights in case something interesting happens (maybe I'm jinxing it) so I have a video which shows me that it was real: https://photos.app.goo.gl/n1Weaq2VjF8memFB9 It happened soon after I put the gear down and, interestingl
  6. FYI I had the exact same question when I bought my airplane: I was super paranoid and in addition to polling this forum, I emailed several a&ps including the folks that were going to maintain my plane, LASAR and an independent shop and they all said it would be fine.
  7. Hi folks, My girlfriend has been talking about getting a dog for a while now and naturally I am excited to think about the flying adventures we could go on in my 1983 M20J. It will be a small to mid sized dog, a mini Australian Shepherd, around 30 lbs fully grown. What are your experiences in flying with dogs? Do they like it, are they ok with it? Did you do anything special in the puppy stage? I know there are special puppy earmuffs but I have heard they don't like to keep them on. How did you get them acclimated to the loud environment in the cockpit? What RPM
  8. +1 for the cellular version. An electrical failure will cause you to lose all navigation - GPS and ground-based. It certainly would be nice to have an independent GPS at that time.
  9. Oh, I remember this story now! I listened to the "There I Was" episode a while ago. I'd heard of CO poisoning before then, and I had been thinking of getting a CO monitor, but listening to that episode made me get one immediately (initially a Sentry, and then a Sensorcon once I bought my Mooney). If I didn't have the detector today, I probably would have taken off none the wiser. Thank you @DanM20C for sharing your story! It may have saved my life!
  10. Nope, I didn't smell the exhaust at all. Yep, very glad I had the monitor, kind of want one for my car too now . Did Dan post about his experience on this forum? Would love to read about it. I'll ask my mechanic to check for CO output throughout the cabin. All my flying friends are practicing social distancing so can't get much help unfortunately For what it's worth, when I was moving the detector around, I didn't find any place that spiked.
  11. Hey folks, Flew the plane this morning. Readings of ~30 in the run-up area, 15 in climb, 3 in cruise. I thought the problem was solved (I forgot to check cabin heat in flight unfortunately) However, when I tried to fly it in the evening just a few hours later, got a reading of >150 when going to 2000RPM for the run-up. Really sudden spike too - only took a few seconds to get there and it was still trending up when I abandoned the run-up. Back to the shop..
  12. The shop replaced the scat tube, rerouted it and also tightened a "loose joint on the exhaust". I went to the run-up area today, got a reading of around 30-40. I tried a bunch of things and they didn't seem to make much difference - revving up the engine for the runup, opening and closing the storm window, opening and closing vents/heat, moving the detector around the cabin. This time, though, opening the door caused an immediate drop in the reading. Also, I did notice that the reading stayed high when facing the wind or with the wind to the side, but were ~7 downwind. The readings w
  13. Thank you all for the advice! Noted that it might be normal for it to read higher on the ground. However, I've had this carbon monoxide detector since I've had the plane, and it never read nearly enough to alert, so I was very suspicious of the sudden change. Today I opened the cowl flaps and peaked under the right cowl flap, and here's what I saw (attached). Pretty sure it's not supposed to look like that. An unfortunate design choice with this tube being routed so close to the cowl flap linkage Is this what you meant by a "scat tube going to the muffler" @M016576? I've m
  14. Hey folks, Went to try and fly last Thursday in my J, and when I got to the runup area I started hearing a faint beep - my carbon monoxide sensor was alerting and showing readings in the 80s. Strangely this was before I actually started my run-up, and the reading would be high with the door closed, but when opening the door it would go back to around 7. Also after leaving the run-up area the reading went back to around 7 with the door closed. Hard to explain - there were no other planes in the run-up area.. I didn't end up flying and am having a mechanic on the field look at it on Tu
  15. Well, it's a pack of 5. Hopefully I'll be as lucky as Dan and they will last for the next 4000 hours.
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